[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (18/04)

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  • Stadler Rail’s Euro Dual pre-series locomotive has arrived in Belgium for certification. It was taken to Schaarbeek depot on 23.01.2018
  • Hey, both Captrain/ITL 152s now have its Captrain logos: 152 196 and 152 197
  • Lineas has given back 186 209 to Alpha Trains – It was in service by the Belgian operator sind November 2008 under no. 2817
  • How to operate a TRAXX MS locomotive – a video (in Dutch)

Adria Transport acquires its first vectron locomotive

The Siemens ‘Firefox’ stickers and ELL logos are gone. Locomotive 193 822 is now white again and it has a new owner: Adria Transport. It was officially handed over to this rail freight operator from Slovenia on 10.01.2018 – The locomotive’s UIC raster tells that its country specific package has been changed into DE/AT/HU/PL/CZ/SK/RO/HR/SI. The locomotive has not been cleared yet for PL/CZ/SK/RO yet. Read more

193 822 at Divača – Photo: Rok Žnidarčič

Bombardier MS3: ‘just married’

Bombardier is eagerly building the first ‘pre-series’ TRAXX DC3 and MS3 locomotives. Newest milestone is that the first MS3 has just been placed on its bogies, which is also known as the ‘marriage’.

Railcolor Model trains – an overview

This year, Piko, Fleischmann, Roco and others will release models of locomotives that have been designed by Railcolor. Curious which ones will come? We made a first overview

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Piko Lineas 186 255 – made for Lineas – Photo: Laurent Joseph

European Rolling Stock Forum 2018

Let’s discuss the future of the Central and Eastern European railway rolling stock market. Join the debate in March, 2018 in Warsaw. European Rolling Stock Forum 2018 is the largest and most prestigious business conference in the CEE, devoted to the railway vehicle manufacturing market in the region.

ČD Cargo wants up to 55 new locomotives

ČD Cargo from the Czech Republic has published a tender for the acquisition of up to 55 new locomotives. ČD Cargo wants to close a frame contract that includes an initial order for ten multi system electric locomotives and three diesel locomotives. Read more

DB Fernverkehr 147 552 back in Kassel

After a visit to the VUZ Velim test center in the Czech Republic, DB Fernverkehr’s 147 552 has returned to Kassel – Photo: Christian Klotz

ELL and LTE celebrate interoperability

On 19.01.2018, lease company ELL and rail freight operator LTE had several reasons to celebrate. That day, the WienCont container terminal was the place to be for the official presentation of locomotive 193 232 ‘The Flying Dutchman’. Read more

ELL > LTE 193 232 at Krefeld on 22.01.2018 – Photo: Wolfgang Scheer

GTS Rail orders TRAXX DC3 locomotives

GTS Rail is the second operator to order the new TRAXX DC3, soon also to be known as series 494. In February 2019 Bombardier will hand over the first machine, and four more will follow. With these five new machines the number of TRAXX electrics in the fleet of GTS Rail will grow to fifteen.  Read more

Impression: Bombardier

Lokomotion Winter wonderland

Photo: Henk Zwoferink

LokRoll Vectrons for SBB Cargo International – update

This month, Siemens will delivered Vectron no.3 and 4 to LokRoll, which will hire them SBB Cargo International. Both locomotives were seen during a trial run on 24.01.2018 – fully wrapped. Locomotives 193 463 is named ‘Duisburg’ and 193 464 sports the name and coat of arms of Arth-Goldau.

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On 05.02.2018 the 193 463 ‘Duisburg’ will be officially presented in, well, Duisburg of course. SBB Cargo Deutschland GmbH, invites you to attend this ceremony, starting at 12.00. (The address is Schifferstrasse 166, 47059 Duisburg) – 193 463 will be on display near SBB’s office from 12.30 until 15.00.

LokRoll > SBB Cargo International 193 464 ‘Arth-Goldau’ – Photo: Klaus Seidl

Medway: series 5600 in new design

Portuguese rail freight operator is repainting its 4700 and 5600 series electrics. This is machine no. 5623 in full Medway livery:

Medway 5623 – Photo: Gil Monteiro

railCare: 476 452 and 453 enter service

Both were officially approved for delivery on 01.11.2017. Both have the Siemens ‘Diesel Power Module’ on board, with a diesel engine from Steyr Motors. On 23.01.2017, the 453 completed its ‘maiden service’. With the arrival of the Vectron no.2 and 3 for this operator, lease locomotives 186 106 and 186 452 were given back to lease company Railpool. Read more

The very first revenue service with 476 453 – Brig – Photo: Dominic Wyss

European Rolling Stock Forum 2018

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Rail Polska: 207E-001 is moving

207E-001 on 23.01.2018 at Opole Groszowice – on its way to Żmigród – Photo: Adam Kupniewski

SBB presents 460 001 “25 Jahre Coop Naturaplan”

SBB 460 001 has a new Coop promotional livery, that it will have for a period of one year. Today it was released. Its livery celebrates the 25th birthday of Coop’s Naturaplan product line. Read more

460 001 in new livery (German side) in Yverdon on 24.01.2018 – Photo: David Luginbühl

WLC at Germersheim

WLC 187 321 at Germersheim on 17.01.2018 – Photo: Andreas Seidel